Today's guest blogger is my friend Greg Surratt, Lead Pastor of Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant SC. I first met Greg about 8 years ago and he has been a huge encouragement and inspiration for several years. Greg is the
founding pastor of Seacoast Church, one of the early pioneers of the
multi-site model and in 2007 was listed as one of the top 10 most
influential churches in America and in 2008 one of the top 5 most
innovative churches. Seacoast currently has 29 weekend worship
experiences in 13 locations.
Greg along with Billy Hornsby are the founders of the Association of Related Churches (ARC). Check out why he is looking forward to the upcoming All Access Conference..

"As you know, there are now 100’s of conferences you can go to with your team to learn about what God is doing in the world of church.  Some of them are even helpful.  If I could only attend one, it would be the ARC All Access Conference (and not just because I’m speaking at it, at least I think I am).  In fact it is the one conference that we at Seacoast make sure all our campus pastors get to.


Several reasons:
1.     They are going to hear some great teaching on what it means to lead a church in the current reality.  Not from people just thinking about it, but by guys who are doing it.

2.     They are going to rub shoulders with people who are trying to do the same types of things that they are, at various levels in their growth process.

3.      They may make relational connections that will make a difference for years to come.

4.     They are going to be in a place, for about 36 hours, where is an expectation of the presence of God.

5.      It’s fairly cheap

I hope you’ll consider joining us this year in Raleigh at C3 Church.  (C3 is one of my favorite churches and their pastor has great taste in shoes.)"
Greg Surratt
Seacoast Church